Sarid Hospitalized After Suffering a Heart Attack

MK Yossi Sarid suffered a heart attack in the Knesset Wednesday night and was taken to Hadassah Hospital where he was reported Thursday to be resting comfortably.

Sarid, 45, a Knesset member for the Citizens Rights Movement (CRM) and an outspoken champion of civil rights and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, was stricken outside the plenary chamber where he had just presented a motion to abolish censorship of plays and films.

The Knesset physician administered first aid until the arrival within minutes of an ambulance with special cardiac treatment equipment. Sarid did not lose consciousness but was in considerable pain.

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